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Japan Princess Mako's boyfriend bids to clear path for wedding

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:30 PM

(UPDATED) Reports say Kei Komuro’s family had run into financial difficulties that forced the couple to postpone their wedding set for late 2018. Komuro insists his family has no money troubles.

ENGAGEMENT. Princess Mako (R), the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancee Kei Komuro (L), smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at the Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo on September 3, 2017. File photo by Shizuo Kambayashi/AFP

Japan's Princess Ayako to marry commoner – report

Jun 28, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Princess Ayako is the second Japanese princess in two years to announce marriage to a commoner. Under the law, she will lose her royal status upon marriage.

ROYAL. Princess Ayako will marry Kei Moriya in October. File photo from Wikipedia

Fevered speculation as Japan princess postpones engagement

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:50 AM

(UPDATED) The wedding of Princess Mako and her college sweetheart will be postponed until 2020 due to lack of 'sufficient preparations,' news reports say

ENGAGEMENT. Princess Mako (R), the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancee Kei Komuro (L), smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at the Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo on September 3, 2017. Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi/AFP

Japan princess announces engagement with commoner

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Under a controversial tradition Princess Mako forfeits her royal status upon marriage to a commoner

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 15-21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Must watch videos from this week

LIST: Japanese princesses who lost royal status

May 20, 2017 - 9:01 PM

(UPDATED) Since 2005, two Japanese princesses have married commoners and left the Imperial Family, while two are about to do so as well

ENGAGEMENT. Japanese Princess Mako leaves her home in Tokyo on May 18, 2017. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan's Princess Mako to marry commoner, lose royal status

May 18, 2017 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED Under a controversial law all female imperial family members lose their royal status upon marriage to a commoner This law doesn t apply to male royals

Japanese Princess Mako leaves her home in Tokyo on May 18, 2017.  The upcoming engagement of Emperor Akihito's granddaughter to her college sweetheart has brought joy to Japan but is highlighting the vulnerability of the male-dominated imperial family at a sensitive time for the ancient institution. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT